I try not to tell people how to raise their child, simply because I wouldn’t want anyone telling me how to raise my child.
All I can say is I would never discourage my kid not to get something they wanted, especially if that meant badmouthing the individual like this. Check this out courtesy of the Washington Post on parents telling their kids they can’t have an RG3 jersey.
The New York Times did a piece on the plight of Robert Griffin III, and included is this anecdote from a vendor at FedEx Field.
“Ooh, a lot of people are backing off from RG3 right now, a whole lot of people,” Smith said before Sunday’s game against the Giants. He said sales of Griffin’s $100 jersey had fallen by half in recent weeks, and he described how several young fans on Sunday came up to him with their parents and asked for a Griffin jersey, only to have Mom or Dad steer them to another choice.
“Nah, you don’t want that guy’s jersey,” he said, quoting a typical exchange. “He’s not playing too well, and who knows if he’ll play well again?”
Kids don’t care about that stuff, they just want the jersey of their favorite player. Very petty on the parents part and how quickly they have jumped off the RG3 bandwagon.